Dec 7, 2017

Trump remains historically unpopular

President Donald Trump. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP

President Trump's public approval rating is 32%, according to a new Pew Research poll. That's significantly lower than all recent presidents at this point in their presidencies β€” Obama (49%), W. Bush (80%), Clinton (48%), H.W. Bush (71%), Reagan (49%).

Why it matters: His approval has fallen 7% since February, and 12% among Republicans β€” though at 76% he still remains popular within his own party. With Democrats, his approval has fallen from 8% to 7% since February.

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Big video game conference delayed amid coronavirus concerns

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Next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco became the latest tech event to be cancelled or postponed amid growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The big picture: A growing number of events are being scrapped, including Mobile World Congress and Facebook's F8 developer conference. Some, like the giant SXSW event in Austin, insist they are moving forward.

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Trump again nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe for intelligence chief

Ratcliffe at CPAC on Feb. 27. Photo: Michael Brochstein/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

President Trump again nominated Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) as Director of National Intelligence (DNI), in a tweet on Friday.

Catch up quick: If confirmed, Ratcliffe would eventually replace Richard Grenell, a staunch defender of Trump and former U.S. ambassador to Germany who was installed as the acting DNI only a few weeks ago. Grenell would have had to leave the post on March 11 unless Trump formally nominated someone else to oversee the U.S. intelligence community, the New York Times reports.

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